Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 20 mins | Servings: 4
You will be surprised how easily and quickly make these juicy stovetop chicken thighs. The crispy, juicy chicken with the amazing pan sauce beats everything! Serve these perfectly pan-seared chicken thighs over rice with your favourite steamed/roasted veggies for a satisfying meal any time!
1.5 lb. (about 6 chicken thighs) boneless skinless chicken thighs (you can also use chicken breasts)
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
fresh chopped parsley for garnish
1/2 c. low sodium chicken broth (you can also use wine or juice)
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
How to make Juicy Stove Top Chicken Thighs
Step 1: Sprinkle the chicken thighs with onion powder, garlic powder, chilli powder, salt, and pepper.
Step 2: In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the seasoned chicken thighs to the skillet, smooth-die down, and cook for about 5 minutes. Flip and continue to cook for an additional 6 to 7 minutes or until brown.
Step 3: To the skillet, add the butter and minced garlic. Cook for another 30 minutes or until the garlic is aromatic.
Step 4: Then, pour in the chicken broth and stir, scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook for a minute more.
Step 5: When done, remove from the heat and serve the chicken thighs right away garnished with some fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!
For this recipe, make sure to use a large skillet that can fit about 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
When cooking the chicken thighs over medium-high heat, do not move them around. Just let them cook for about 5 minutes or until they can easily be flipped over.
You can use your preferred white wine or apple juice in place of chicken broth.
Also, you can swap the chicken thighs with chicken breasts.
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Amount Per Serving (4 oz.): Calories 283, Calories from Fat 135, Fat 15g23%, Saturated Fat 4g20%, Cholesterol 169mg56%, Sodium 190mg8%, Potassium 442mg13%, Carbohydrates 1g0%, Fiber 0g0%, Sugar 0g0%, Protein 33g66%, Vitamin A 200IU4%, Vitamin C 0.5mg1%, Calcium 18mg2%, Iron 1.4mg8%